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they thought. like it or not, things were about to change. >> the secretary of defense has ordered that all the services permit will tiomen to fly. >> for the air force the young lieutenant who garage waited at the top of her flight training class would be the first. >> i realize not every person wanted this to happen. some did, some didn't. i realize it is pretty irrelevant. >> when i started flying i didn't focus on me being different i focused on trying to do my best. >> reporter: but the pressure and spotlight on the first female combat aviators was enormous. just months after jeanie flynn finished flight school, the navy's first female carrier-based pilot crashed on approach. >> raise your gear. power. eject. eject. >> reporter: her death brought renewed calls of disapproval. and a new approach in managing the women. they virtually disappeared from the public eye. >> the attention made it harder to become part of the squadron. when they realized i was not trying to change things. i wanted to be the best fighter pilot i could be. when they realized i was competent i was accepted. >> rep
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